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Posted in: What are some of your favorite Japanese snacks or sweets? See in context

Yatsuhashi - both the soft triangles and the crackers, a e lovely.

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Posted in: New Zealand votes to legalize euthanasia but not marijuana See in context

No outcry from Ardern on the France terror attack though, where is she on that ?

Firstly, how do you know she hasn't commented? Have you looked?

Secondly, whether or not she has, what does that have to do with this? Why have you brought this up if not to troll?

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Posted in: Kardashian slammed for 'tone deaf' 40th birthday tropical getaway See in context

Calling someone - be they male, female, or intergender - 'it', is dehumanizing. Historically, only the very worst kinds of people and groups have done this, when their goal was to kill the people they looked down on.

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Posted in: Kardashian slammed for 'tone deaf' 40th birthday tropical getaway See in context

"the gender card" snort

The last resort of someone with no decent reply.

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Posted in: Quarter of LGBT people in Japan have experienced outing: survey See in context

they're outed more because it's probably that they're going into female-only spaces (this is women's biggest problem with unrestricted 'self-identification'). 

And yet, oddly enough, it's men whose voices are loudest and transphobic about this.

I'm aware of TERF of course, but wherever there is a discussion about whether or not transitioning women can enter a women-only space, there you'll find a man giving his opinion (and not for the first and only time, for sure).

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Posted in: Quarter of LGBT people in Japan have experienced outing: survey See in context

People who say, "Well we are being told it's ok so it must be ok, what's wrong with being outed?" are being deliberately obtuse, which is in itself a form of bigotry.

This is a world where in many countries homosexuality is illegal, an imprisonable offence, and can lead to capital punishment.

Even in countries where it is legal, and where same-sex marriage is legal, hate crimes are a regular occurrence - ie people are raped, beaten, and killed for being gay or for 'looking gay', bigoted slurs are common in daily life, and homosexuality is still mocked on the small and large screen.

This is still not a safe world for the LGBTIA+ community, and to think otherwise means you have a lot of learning to do.

Outing someone is often a vindictive, bullying act, deliberately done to make trouble for that person. How do people not see that as a problem?

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Posted in: Suga says plan to release Fukushima water coming soon See in context

Use it for swimming pools, sento, coin laundries, and fountains first, then, if it's so harmless.

Maybe a special water display in memory of the Meiji Emperor on Marine Day.

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Posted in: Kardashian slammed for 'tone deaf' 40th birthday tropical getaway See in context

is she even a woman anymore? If she is just a 'construct' now, she can't get or transmit CoVid-19 - can she/it?

Dehumanizing a woman just because she has had cosmetic surgery? Well aren't you the bigshot.

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Posted in: Lawmaker Anri Kawai released on ¥12 mil bail after 4 months in detention See in context

Why is everyone so fixated on the 12 million yen? It's no surprise that a career couple in their 40s and 50s have at least that amount saved up - and why assume she didn't borrow it from relatives?

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Posted in: Some helpful tips on Japanese etiquette See in context

 so a pedestrian dropping crumbs is no good

Har. You're having a laugh here.

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Posted in: Qatar 'forcibly examined' women from aircraft, drawing angry diplomatic response See in context

after a premature baby was found abandoned in an airport bathroom

Seems like a very unusual and compelling circumstance.

”compelling"? Because they are women, the country has the right to rape* them?

You think that's acceptable?

*Yes, rape. The insertion of a foreign object into the vagina or anus without consent and using coercion.

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Posted in: First look at Keanu Reeves’ Japanese dub in 'Cyberpunk 2077' trailer See in context

Because readers of English language japantoday reallly care about how an English film is dubbed into Japanese

That's right, we do. No need to state the obvious, but it's worth reminding people what country we are in and what country this website is about.

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Posted in: Japanese ethical fashion model/entrepreneur and anorexic survivor Kiko aims to change industry See in context

Well done - she has overcome several weighty social pressures and personal problems and come out a healthy, caring, thoughtful and informed woman. Brava :)

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Posted in: Trump no fan of Sacha Baron Cohen See in context

Baron-Cohen is a clever man, and he knows how to show people at their worst.

The fact that Trump continually rails against TV comedians and comedy shows, just highlights how skewed his priorities are.

I think this is a great picture. We see pictures of women dressed in as little every day on poster ads - and here on JT many times - where were your complaints then?

He certainly is the picture of physical health for a man of his age, too.

@naniyori

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, can watch free on amazon prime in Japan right now!

Thank you for this information - I hadn't realised :)

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Posted in: 'Bad Hair' movie explores Black women and hairstyle messages See in context

This looks interesting - and an important message. Conforming to other people's standards of beauty and attractiveness, controlled by Eurocentric views, and the inhumanity of the industry which deals in buying and selling human hair and animal skin/fur.

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Posted in: Nursery teacher arrested over kidnapping and sexually assault of elementary school girl See in context

You are linking "filming the incident on his smartphone" with "one of his acquaintances saw child pornography footage on his phone" and the article doesn't link the two phrases.

So what's your point?

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Posted in: Nursery teacher arrested over kidnapping and sexually assault of elementary school girl See in context

People here still reluctant to come down on porn? The connection is clear as day.

You have misunderstood. The man Daiki Ogawa raped the child in September, and the acquaintance called the police once they saw the smartphone footage in mid-October, ie last week, and Daiki Ogawa was arrested the following week. The suggestion is that the footage was of the poor child.

She must have gone home and said nothing, under threat from him. Bastard. It is disgusting and horrifying. I hope this lives a long long life in prison and dies a slow painful death in a cold room.

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Posted in: No jail for parents who left daughters at home while they used COVID cash handout for hotel stay See in context

 the mother has expressed her intention to take care of the girls

 the mother said they thought of using the cash handouts

The father got anything to say? Was he asked, or is his input not required?

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Posted in: Trump goes after 'Fauci and all these idiots' See in context

Trump is an awful person. If he wins again, I hope that wall goes all around the US and that someone chucks a tarpaulin sheet over the top as well.

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Posted in: Man arrested for posting libelous comments about mother of missing girl See in context

According to this website, defamation of character is a criminal offence (Article 230-1 of the Criminal Code):

https://kellywarnerlaw.com/japan-defamation-laws#:~:text=In%20Japan%2C%20defamation%20can%20be,the%20Criminal%20Code%20of%20Japan%3A&text=On%20the%20other%20hand%2C%20a,the%20Civil%20Code%20of%20Japan.

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Posted in: Gal Gadot 'whitewashing' row sparks Cleopatra history debate See in context

The BBC has produced programmes in which English queens have been played by black actresses

I am out of touch with British TV, so I found this interesting. I have googled for more info, and found only one example, back in 2016, of a Black British actor playing a role based on a factual queen of England.

In "The Hollow Crown", itself based on Shakespearean plays, Sophie Okonedo played the part of Margaret of Anjou, who is based on the real-life Queen of England Margaret, and has been portrayed by white actresses in the past. 

However, the poster tokyo-m wrote 'programmes...queens...actresses...' in the plural, so there must be plenty more not showing up in search results. Can anyone shed a light?

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Posted in: Activists protest over lawmaker's skepticism about sex crime victim claims See in context

Links, please, to these "several articles" about all the women have falsely and deliberately accused men that it is a real problem.

Suggesting that false accusations are a regular problem doesn't make what you say "sad but true" at all, not one iota.

Just ask all the male Victims who lost everything due to Falls claims by female scammers.

OK. Where are they?

Men tell lies too, but sadly in most cases no one believes them.

Yes, this is true. They say things like, "That woman accused me of raping her but I didn't".

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Posted in: JOC to protect female athletes targeted by exploitative photos See in context

You can tell these athletes to change their clothing all you like, it won't stop this aggressive, hate-filled abuse. Taking away a woman's accomplishments and objectifying her, cutting her down into body parts, that is what such misogynists do. they're not doing it to be funny, it is an attack.

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Posted in: Activists protest over lawmaker's skepticism about sex crime victim claims See in context

I think this is the link we need.

https://www.change.org/p/%E5%A5%B3%E6%80%A7%E3%81%AF%E3%81%84%E3%81%8F%E3%82%89%E3%81%A7%E3%82%82%E3%81%86%E3%81%9D%E3%82%92%E3%81%A4%E3%81%91%E3%81%BE%E3%81%99%E3%81%8B%E3%82%89-%E6%9D%89%E7%94%B0%E6%B0%B4%E8%84%88%E8%AD%B0%E5%93%A1%E3%81%AE%E6%80%A7%E6%9A%B4%E5%8A%9B%E8%A2%AB%E5%AE%B3%E8%80%85%E3%81%B8%E3%81%AE%E7%99%BA%E8%A8%80%E6%92%A4%E5%9B%9E-%E8%AC%9D%E7%BD%AA-%E8%BE%9E%E8%81%B7%E3%82%92%E6%B1%82%E3%82%81%E3%81%BE%E3%81%99

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Posted in: An ill-fated Aichi couple's last ride to Chiba See in context

A suggestion that Masae Kim chose to die, whereas this is not at all likely, nor is there any evidence to show it.

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Posted in: Supermarket’s funeral ad sparks controversy, debate over 'blasphemy' See in context

I absolutely agree with those who like the AEON ad. I have noticed how the priests here say something is unlucky, against tradition, or blasphemous, when their alternative is something that bring in more money.

Again, religion should help people, not emotionally blackmail and rob them.

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Posted in: Japan may ease rules on 'morning-after pill' next year: report See in context

All valid points but perhaps a different forum?

Seeking healthy and reasonable alternatives to women having to take a massive drug cocktail seems very on-topic to me.

It is good that this is available, but it shouldn't be considered an easy option.

I predict a lot of buck-passing, and ducking responsibility along the lines of:

"I don't need a condom because you can just get that pill tomorrow, here's a fiver."

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Posted in: Japanese musician beaten up in New York for being 'Chinese' See in context

Most likely this was not race related, in spite of the race bait headline. Just a bunch of young punks who targeted someone who was an easy target.

Why was this man an easy target?

$89,611 in funds to help pay for Unno’s emergency medical bills, physical and mental therapy, and moving expenses to allow him and his family to move to a safer neighborhood.

That won't go very far, unless he has excellent health insurance.

I wish him well.

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Posted in: Japan may ease rules on 'morning-after pill' next year: report See in context

R. T. responds about my comment that "If men stopped raping, insisting on sex as their right, and took responsibility for their bodies and their actions by wearing a condom as a matter of course, there wouldn't be such a need for this pill." by saying'

Here it comes. Every subject even remotely related to sex has to be changed to a reminder about rape, women oppression, patriarchy, gender discrimination, etc etc.

Firstly, rape is mentioned in the article.

Secondly, do you feel that asking men to a) stop raping, and to b) take responsibility for contraception is unreasonable?

Condoms break sometimes. Couples who are actually together, even married, get carried away.

Yes, so there is still a need for the morning-after pill. But there wouldn't be such a need for one if everyone were more responsible about cntraception.

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Posted in: Japan may ease rules on 'morning-after pill' next year: report See in context

If men stopped raping, insisting on sex as their right, and took responsibility for their bodies and their actions by wearing a condom as a matter of course, there wouldn't be such a need for this pill.

If girls were confident that they could refuse to have sex if their partner refused to wear a condom - or simply because she didn't want to have sex after all - without fear of repercussion, there wouldn't be such a need for this pill.

100% of unwanted pregnancies are caused by men.

I don't mean that women should not take responsibility - they do because they have to. If only all men understood that they have to take responsibility too. But Not All Men do, not by a long stretch.

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